Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

When it comes to old motorcycles in need of resurrection, owners often face a dilemma: restore to original spec, or rebuild as a custom? The temptation to perform a nuts-and-bolts resto is massive when there’s a ’60s model BSA or Triumph in the garage, but… Read more »

Motorcycle resto: starting the engine

Motorcycle resto: starting the engine

In every motorcycle build there’s a moment of truth. It’s usually when you start up the engine up for the first time. In this week’s Saturday Sessions, you can see E3 Motorcycles jolt our Honda CB550 back to life. “We’d already put the harness, ignition,… Read more »

The New Icon 1000 Airmada Chantilly helmet

The New Icon 1000 Airmada Chantilly helmet
Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

Ten years ago, the Multistrada was the odd man out in the Ducati line-up. For starters, it looked very strange indeed—and was likened by one magazine to a “wet cat with a large forehead.” As a bike to ride, though, it was pretty good. As… Read more »

New and noted: Motorcycle Jackets

New and noted: Motorcycle Jackets

Motorcycle gear with classic styling is no longer a niche. It’s edging up the bestseller lists, and the mainstream brands are scrambling to catch up. It’s as though we’re returning to the (perceived) golden days of the 1960s and 1970s. That means simple aesthetics, clean… Read more »

Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

Ducati 900SS custom by Atom Bomb

With the new-wave custom scene continually evolving and diversifying, it’s becoming progressively more difficult to classify custom motorcycles. Even the mere mention of the term “café racer” is enough to send purists into a frenzy these days. It gets even more complicated when the donors… Read more »

BMW R nineT custom by UCC

BMW R nineT custom by UCC

After building bikes for nigh on 20 years, Unique Custom Cycles has a reputation most builders would die for. The Swedish company is known for its traditional chopper and drag racing builds, but its latest project—nicknamed The Stockholm Syndrome—is very different. UCC’s Ronna Norén and… Read more »

Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

Top 5 2-stroke motorcycles

There’s nothing quite like the smell of two-stroke oil. Or the sound of a swarm of two-strokes hurtling down the track at full tilt. Then there’s that power band—a trait that earned some larger-capacity bikes the title of ‘widow maker’. Whatever the reason, there’s a… Read more »

Motorcycle resto: all together now

Motorcycle resto: all together now

One of the delights of restoring a motorcycle is putting it all back together again. It’s like building a jigsaw—complete with the inevitable frustrations of getting certain bits to fit. In this week’s Saturday Sessions clip, we return to E3 Motorcycles’ Brooklyn workshop to see… Read more »